Table 1

Maternal and demographic characteristics for stillbirths with complete case files (n=142) at the National Referral Hospital, Honiara, the Solomon Islands, between January 2017 and December 2018

VariableFrequency (%)
Age (years)
 Median age (IQR)*28 (11)
 Age <183 (2.1)
 Age 18–35107 (75.4)
 Age >3515 (10.6)
 Missing17 (12.0)
Parity
 Nulliparous54 (38.0)
 Multiparous (≤4 births)75 (52.8)
 Grand multiparous (≥5 births)13 (9.2)
Body mass index (kg/m2)
 Median BMI (IQR)27 (9.2)
 ≥3028 (19.7)
 <3039 (27.5)
 Missing75 (52.8)
Anaemia (Hb <100 g/L)
 Median Hb (IQR)108 (27.5)
 Yes37 (26.1)
 No43 (30.3)
 Unknown52 (36.6)
 Missing10 (7.0)
Marital status
 Single30 (21.1)
 Married100 (70.4)
 Cohabiting12 (8.5)
Education level
 None6 (4.2)
 Primary29 (20.4)
 Secondary57 (40.1)
 Tertiary17 (12.0)
 Unknown28 (19.7)
 Missing5 (3.5)
Ethnicity
 Melanesian132 (93.0)
 Polynesian5 (3.5)
 Other†5 (3.5)
Employment
 Employed27 (19.0)
 Unemployed/homemaker95 (66.9)
 Student13 (9.2)
 Unknown7 (4.9)
Region of residence
 Main island‡85 (59.9)
 Other49 (34.5)
 Missing8 (5.6)
Antenatal booking
 Booked111 (78.2)
 Unbooked31 (21.8)
Antenatal ultrasound
 Yes36 (25.5)
 No105 (74.5)
Location of stillbirth diagnosis
 Referred42 (29.6)
 Not referred94 (66.2)
 Missing6 (4.2)
Accoucheur
 Consultant9 (6.3)
 Senior registrar16 (11.3)
 Junior registrar9 (6.3)
 Senior midwife42 (29.6)
 Junior midwife4 (2.8)
 Registered nurse54 (38.0)
 Student4 (2.8)
 Missing4 (2.8)
  • *IQR=IQR range.

  • †Other ethnicity—combined Micronesian, Caucasian and Asian.

  • ‡‘Main island’ refers to Guadalcanal, where the National Referral Hospital is located.

  • BMI, body mass index; Hb, haemoglobin.